Reveals the cultural ideas and intentions behind Chinese creativity and design
Provides detailed discussions of the ideologies of design in China
Offers readers a deeper understanding of the evolution of Chinese civilization
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Table of contents (8 chapters)
About this book
Given its focus, the book largely appeals to two main audiences: an academic readership of students and researchers interested in cultural studies and, a more general one, consisting of those interested in international comparisons and wishing to learn more about Chinese history, society, and culture. In order to appeal to both, the book is written in a clear and accessible language.
- Continuity of Chinese civilization
- Design ethics and cultural ideologies
- The uses of material cultures in China
- Imperial and vernacular tastes
- Scholarship and design
Authors and Affiliations
School of Fine Arts, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai, China
School of Design, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
About the authors
Xiaojing (Rachael) Wen, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor, School of Design, Shanghai JiaoTong University, China, and Visiting Scholar, Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, UK. Her research covers design history and cultural comparisons, particularly focusing on the comparative study of Chinese and Western design thinking.
Paul White, D.Phil., is Emeritus Professor of Geography and Former Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Sheffield, UK. His research covers the comparative study of social, cultural, and demographic structures, with a particular focus on Europe and on influences originating in other parts of the world.
Book Title: A Brief History of Chinese Design Thought
Authors: Qi Shao, Xiaojing Wen, Paul White
Publisher: Springer Singapore
Copyright Information: Shanghai Bookstore Publishing House 2022
Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-16-9407-3Published: 06 October 2022
Softcover ISBN: 978-981-16-9410-3Published: 07 October 2023
eBook ISBN: 978-981-16-9408-0Published: 05 October 2022
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: IX, 276
Number of Illustrations: 16 b/w illustrations, 158 illustrations in colour